Couture Sewing - Advanced

Recognition of Achievement


Overview

Students are introduced to the basics of couture sewing and pattern making to develop skills for advanced level garment construction. Students must have completed Garment Construction Level 1 (DCP110) and Pattern Making Level 1 (DCP120) to be eligible for registration in the couture courses.

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

DCP130
Draping
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Draping is a subject of its own and is a complementary technique to flat pattern drafting. Widely used in the apparel industry, draping allows a designer to create directly with the fabric on the dress form using shapes and styles that the rigidity of the flat pattern method cannot achieve.




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DCP171
Bridal Wear
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Students learn the basic principles of dress design, pattern-making and construction required for the construction of bridal wear. Special emphasis is given to details such as trims, laces and beading as well as special design elements found only in bridal wear.




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DCP173
Corsetry and Bra Making
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Students apply basic sewing principles and techniques to the creation of bras and corset foundation garments. Students are introduced to methods of pattern-drafting and construction techniques for a selection of styles. Emphasis is on custom fitting challenges and determining the proper style to meet the individual's comfort and functional needs. Access to a zigzag machine is required.




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DCP195
Fitting, Adjustments and Alterations
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Ready-made garments often require minor or major alterations in order to achieve the correct hang and fit. Commercial patterns fit standard body measurements and shapes, but individuals often require corrections or adaptations to achieve a garment which compliments the figure correctly. This course covers techniques used in both areas.




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DCP300
Ladies' Suit Jackets
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Students learn to construct the ultimate ladies' suit jacket using the latest high-end industrial techniques. Topics include fabric selection, linings and interfacings, specialty features such as bound and welt pockets, two-piece sleeves and how to bag the lining. The construction method used is simplified and students find it easy and fun to follow with professional results.




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DCP340
Sewing Business Practices
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This course heightens students' awareness of the business environment and introduces general practices for a sewing business. Students learn about bookkeeping, start up procedures and financial assistance, legal liabilities and business plan development. Emphasis is placed on small fashion or sewing business ownership.




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Mary Duldouras
Part-time Program Coordinator
Marry.Duldouras@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x24122


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.